Marcello Mignogna

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PURPOSE Hypofractionated radiotherapy (RT) is often used in the treatment of metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). This randomized trial was planned to assess the clinical outcome and toxicity of two different hypofractionated RT regimens in MSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three hundred patients with MSCC were randomly assigned to a short-course RT (8 Gy(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In a previous randomized trial we showed that the short-course radiotherapy (RT) regimen of 8 Gy x 2 was feasible in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) and short life expectancy. This phase III trial was planned to determine whether in the same category of patients 8 Gy single-dose is as effective as 8 Gy x 2. (More)
OBJECTIVE Low-dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR-BT) in localized prostate cancer is available since 15 years in Italy. We realized the first national multicentre and multidisciplinary data collection to evaluate LDR-BT practice, given as monotherapy, and outcome in terms of biochemical failure. METHODS Between May 1998 and December 2011, 2237 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) percentage (vs. pretreatment value assumed as 100%) in prediction of biochemical relapse, after iodine-125 ((125)I) permanent brachytherapy for prostate cancer, to employ a parameter independent by the initial PSA amount and by the individual prostatic volume. METHODS AND MATERIALS(More)
BACKGROUND After interstitial prostate iodine-125 brachytherapy (BT), prostate-specific antigen (PSA) evolution in time could predict overall biochemical relapse, but, considering the single patient, it is influenced by the presentation PSA amount and by the prostatic volume. It is also challenging to differentiate a PSA bounce from a biochemical relapse.(More)
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